Acht Uhr Abendblatt (Shanghai, China : < October > 1939-1941)
Varying titles: Acht Uhr Abendblatt. 8-Uhr-Abendblatt Acht-Uhr-Abendblatt
Summary: The ""8 Uhr Abendblatt"" was one of many German-language periodicals published for Jewish refugees who fled to Shanghai in an effort to escape National Socialism. Before World War I, the Jewish population in Shanghai was estimated to be 700; by 1945, the population increased to 25,000 as Jews sought refuge from persecution in Europe (this statistic includes Russian Jews who fled after the 1917 revolution). After failing to obtain visas to other countries, many Jews immigrated to Shanghai because they could enter its free port without visas. Most Jewish refugees left after the end of World War II (Encyclopaedia Judaica, 2007). The ""8 Uhr Abendblatt"" reported on current events and opinions, with special attention to the news relevant to the German Jewish community in Shanghai. Edited by: Wolfgang Fischer Publisher and editor varies. Jahrgang 3, Nr. 62 (18. Maerz 1941) published and edited by Philipp Kohn.
Additional Publication Information Issues for [Jahrgang 1], No. 1 (März 1939)-< [Jahrgang 1], No. 16 (Juli 1939) > and < Jahrgang 5 (1942) > all have the title: Shanghai Woche. Subtitle varies. Earlier issues have the subtitle: 8 Uhr Abendblatt der Shanghai Woche. Dates of publication are unclear.
Citation Note Maas, Lieselotte. Handbuch der deutschen Exilpresse 1933-1945. München: Carl Hanser Verlag, 1976.
Dates of Publication: [Jahrgang. 1] (< October > 1939?)-Jahrgang 3, Nr. 203 (29. August 1941)?
Digitized Holdings: Jahrgang 1, No. 44 (2. October 1939) ; Jahrgang 1, No. 107 (4. Dezember 1939) ; Jahrgang 3, Nr. 62 (18. März 1941) (INCOMPLETE HOLDINGS) *Original issues were provided by YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.*